If a fictional continent in a fictional world had a fairly low population (around ten thousand), would it be possible to have a system that pays the same to everybody for the same amount of time based on effort? Presumably, there would be standards of work and depending on how a person met them they would be paid higher or lower, but essentially everyone gets paid the same amount.
Low population (mentioned above) spaced out over a fairly large area. Several local governments suited to their individual territories needs (very different species cohabiting) which basically all combine to form one very large and messy central government. Land is incredibly resource rich and residents/species are also very long-lived. Residents don't need to work and can basically live off land in 'wild' areas, however there is one proper 'city.' This would be where potentially payment would be the same for the same amount of time.
As commenters have pointed out, like communism but without dictatorships or lack of private property. Population growth is basically at zero as well. Population in the city would be around 3000, so... could a payment system like the one proposed work out?
Disclaimer: there are no humans and basically no industry in this society. There aren't really any needs for the residents, and doing work is mainly based in not wanting to be bored, rather than an actual need for products or services.